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I think the next step would be to get an SSD. This will remove the mechanical noise and vibration from the hdd resonating throughout the case. Then if the budget permits the Seasonic power supply is a good choice. From my experience the fan rarely spins if you get a high wattage Seasonic power supply, thus eliminating motor noise further.
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I think the next step would be to get an SSD. This will remove the mechanical noise and vibration from the hdd resonating throughout the case. Then if the budget permits the Seasonic power supply is a good choice. From my experience the fan rarely spins if you get a high wattage Seasonic power supply, thus eliminating motor noise further.
I have one, but there's no way I can afford to replace my 3TB of additional storage with SSDs as well.
post #23 of 37
If you have a few extra 5.25in bays you could buy some hard drive enclosures. I was researching them awhile back and it seems they actually do a good job.

As for your powersupply, since you already voided the warranty you could replace the fan if it is a standard size. Personally, I ran the fan cable outside of the unit and into my fan controller. Yes, it might die eventually, but it was too loud for me to care.
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If you have a few extra 5.25in bays you could buy some hard drive enclosures. I was researching them awhile back and it seems they actually do a good job.

As for your powersupply, since you already voided the warranty you could replace the fan if it is a standard size. Personally, I ran the fan cable outside of the unit and into my fan controller. Yes, it might die eventually, but it was too loud for me to care.
That's the thing, it's not even standard size - it's 135mm. frown.gif

As for enclosures, it's something I've thought about but then I've seen that they mostly have noisy looking 80mm fans, which doesn't appeal much. tongue.gif
post #25 of 37
I had the same problem with my powersupply fan, so like I said I just hooked it up to my fan controller and turned it down until I was happy.

Take a look at these:

Logisys
Scythe
SilenX

Personally, I was thinking of getting the SilenX or Logisys... I may still but I have other things to buy as of right now.
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I had the same problem with my powersupply fan, so like I said I just hooked it up to my fan controller and turned it down until I was happy.

Take a look at these:

Logisys
Scythe
SilenX

Personally, I was thinking of getting the SilenX or Logisys... I may still but I have other things to buy as of right now.
Thanks for those links, I hadn't really considered getting something like that, but they look good. It just depends on what prices I can get them for here in the UK. The Silenx probably looks like the best at a quick glance, but it would be expensive to buy three of them.

Update on stuffs: as of the last week or so, I've had the right hand side panel off my case, because the plastic sections on the SATA power cables which are plugged into the drives touch against the panel when it's on, causing a large portion of the vibrations of the drive to be amplified through a large metal panel. frown.gif
post #27 of 37
Check to see if you have an option on your motherboard to add external temperature sensors. I know for a fact that I can do so with my asus maximus III gene. You can take your fan from the PSU(or a quieter replacement fan) and run the fan cable to another fan port on your motherboard. take an external temperature sensor and place it on the PSU heatsink, and then you can use your BIOS or speedfan to monitor that external sensor and then adjust the fan speed accordingly. this should let you have a whisper quiet PSU most of the time, but when doing something intensive, let the fan crank up to give you the best power output. Another option would be to do the same thing with a separate fan controller.
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There is also sorbothane option, and check your AAM settings, you can further quiet your hdd mechanical seek noise.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21713

Feature Tool:
http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/#FeatureTool

This is a great knowledge base for all things silent:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/index.php
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There is also sorbothane option, and check your AAM settings, you can further quiet your hdd mechanical seek noise.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21713

Feature Tool:
http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/#FeatureTool

This is a great knowledge base for all things silent:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/index.php
What exactly's AAM, and how would I go about changing it? Thanks

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post #30 of 37
Have a look at Cooler Master's Silent Pro line. (Not the Silent Pro Gold). They're very cheap, provide very good quality power, and are really quiet as well. You can get quieter, more efficient, higher-quality PSUs, etc. of course, but for what you pay, I don't think you'll find better value out there.

I was recently in a similar situation to you. Was looking at Seasonics, Corsair, PCP&C, BeQuiet, etc. The BeQuiet ones in particular looked amazing, but they're bloody expensive. In the end I settled with the M700, and am very happy with it. I can (just about) hear it, over my hard drives, but it's very, very quiet.
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